West Bank favorite: Malabari Kitchen

Tucked next to the Cedar Cultural Center sits Malabari Kitchen, a cozy little restaurant that serves South Indian food with big flavor. The only restaurant in Minnesota specializing in Kerala cuisine, Malabari Kitchen’s home style cooking features a rich array of spices and focuses on...

The Wienery: A Humble Hot Dog Heaven

The Wienery is one of those hidden spots that is easy to miss if you don’t know where to look, but if you spot it, you’ll be treated to simple, tasty, no-frills food. I popped into The Wienery on a recent afternoon, looking for a quick...

Arch Lights 2016: Putting the Art in Party

What’s better than fighting overzealous shoppers and standing in long, loooong lines on Black Friday? Anything, really, but more specifically, how about celebrating the arts! If retail therapy isn’t for you, join The Southern Theater on November 25th for an evening of revelry and celebration for...

Give to the Max Day 2016

Mark your calendars, Give to the Max Day 2016 is Thursday November 17th! The scheduled donation period is already in full swing and all donations scheduled between now and November 16th through the GiveMN.org website will be counted toward Give to the Max Day. GiveMN.org offers an easy...

Depth of Field: A Craft Lover’s Paradise

Recently I found myself with a knitting emergency: I had lost my darning needles! With no way to complete my knitting project I jumped in my car and headed straight down to Depth of Field. With its subtle signage and unusual name, Depth of Field...

Resurrection of the Southern

After the “crash of the Southern Theater” in 2011 Damon Runnals inherited a theater on the verge of bankruptcy. Almost as if the last administrative directors had turned off the lights and left the key under the front door matt, he was left as the...

West Bank Crawl No. 7 #WestBankBits

Warka waa mid xun. Qaboobaha ayaa soo socdo. Soo ma doonaysid in aad banaanka aadid oo waqtigaaga ku istareexda? Marka - waxaan ku heynaa qorshe fiican ee crawlka West Bank soo socdo! Casho Mango Factory West Bank waxaa lagu yaqaan cunto oo kala duwan - Itoobiyan, Hindi, iyo kuwa...

Media, Music, Mayhem and “No Crap on Tap” at Acadia

       If you hadn’t already noticed, Acadia has revamped and re-amped their website (www.acadiapub.com) to showcase their two favorite things: live music and beer.  With performances 7 nights per week, from folk to burlesque their new calendar is sharp and interactive.  It’s excellent for mobile...